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Proof I'm as bad as I say I am.

Aug. 3rd, 2005 | 12:46 am
mood: artistic

There's this thing called ArtPad, which is like an oekaki board without the stratification and rules. If your version of Flash is compatible, you can go there and with an empty canvas paint whatever your heart desires. Some of you may cry you can do that with any image making program from Photoshop to Paint, and some people do, but quite frankly, I feel it's a waste of time when you want to just make marks for no reason. At first I was really into it, because with tools these crude only the very best of artists would make something recognizable or brilliant. Hence, I could make junk all day and it would look no worse than Mr. Talented Fancy Pants. And most of all, other than the few friends I'd show the link, it would be anonymous, as a such talent and lack of could finally be divorced from its creator.

Then came along some realy good people, who decided to show with a mouse how great they were and ruin the fun for us inferior Joes and Janes. Phooey on them.

Still, I go back to it from time because sometimes I get an image in my mind that I want to put down without having to make the committment or effort I would spend if I were serious. Here's an image I made tonight. It's far from what I had in my mind, but I know that it was the closest I could get it to be. Let it be known that when I say my skills suck, I mean that. So let this put the rest the notion I have any talent whatsoever with this proof. The ArtPad version can be found here, but for the lazy and those who can't access the image...




Yes, I put this up just for attention. Deal with it.

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Magnus

from: magnus_samma
date: Aug. 3rd, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Better mouse work than I can put together.

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Nangbaby

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 4th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
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That's only because it doesn't work for you. No comparison is possible.

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Spig

from: sin_ominous
date: Aug. 3rd, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
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I can't progress past stick figures. =P

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Nangbaby

Hey!

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 4th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure your stick figures are better than mine...and here's some stuff I didn't even finish.

http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?ikq254ne11g

That I made with my left hand out of boredom. I didn't even paint a nose!

http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?ikq55gz2jgs

I practically copied Kakyoin from a scan, which is why he looks relatively nice. When I tried to do the same for Hotaru, I really screwed up.

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evil_kieben

from: evil_kieben
date: Aug. 4th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
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I drew this one for you.

http://artpad.art.com/?ikotbf1lfo40

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Nangbaby

Response art.

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 4th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
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http://artpad.art.com/?ikq1221er0rg

It's probably inaccurate, but I could only go from memory on her.

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Nangbaby

And oh yeah...

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 4th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
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http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?ikqinh15qmlk

Check out the forbidden fruit!

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evil_kieben

Re: And oh yeah...

from: evil_kieben
date: Aug. 5th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
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Is that a real character? Why the hell does he have a tomato head?

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evil_kieben

Re: And oh yeah...

from: evil_kieben
date: Aug. 5th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
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http://artpad.art.com/?ikrgsz6m3rc

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Nangbaby

Re: And oh yeah...

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 8th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC)
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Oh man, the Gogeta-Father...It's actually drawn pretty nicely. Thanks for making it and showing it to me.

The guy with the Tomato for a head is Tomato Mask (parody of Tuxedo Mask of course).



Do you remember now?

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evil_kieben

Re: And oh yeah...

from: evil_kieben
date: Aug. 8th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
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Of course I remember Tomato Mask, I just didn't know if he was someone official or someone you made up yourself.

I would guess that by your saying he's a parody of Tux, that he's one of yours.

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Nangbaby

Re: And oh yeah...

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 21st, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
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I think I'd better provide you with a list of who was "official" and who was "made up." Note that though a character is official, I may hve either put my own spin on him or her.

"Offical" characters and real people

Regulars

Rini and all variations (like Sailor Mini Moon)
Trunks
Goten
Queen Beryl
Freeza
Prince Albert (used more on GTF than here)
Joey Styles
Scared Lady -- This is really Bishamon after being hit by Demitri's special...yes that Samurai guy gets turned into a girl. This picture is from fan art from Tavish. If you want to see the actual sprite, it's on Stefan99's site www.cammyfan.com somehwere. She's official, though, because she is an existing character (if not truly official) even though I"ve given her my own spin.

Guests

Kane
Hurricane
Mighty Molly
Sailor Mars
Sailor Moon
Goku
Iris
Zero
Harlene Quinzel (a.k.a. Harley Quinn)
Wicked Lady (although Firestar used her more than I did)
Trish Stratus
Test
Quistis Trepe
Sailor Venus
Val Venis
Bull Buchanan
Sheridan -- Actually, a live action character played by McKenzie Westmore, but I made a Sailor Moon version of her.
Luis -- Actually, a live action character played by Galen Gering, but I made a DBZ version of him.

I'll put the non-parody characters in a separate reply.

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Nangbaby

Re: And oh yeah...

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 9th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
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Parody Characters

Gogeta-Father -- Parody of the Godfather from wrestling using Gogeta. It's a double paody of sorts because it's based on Sereknight's take on Gogeta.
Sailor Bulma -- Parody of Sailor Moon, using Bulma.
Fake Sailor Bulma -- Really Morrigan, but since she was posing as Sailor Bulma (and that fan-art was a bit different from Morrigan's usual style), I put her here.
Tuxedo Vegeta -- Parody of Tuxedo Mask using Vegeta. I only had one skit for him that I never finished or posted. I actually used him more on GTF because a member there wanted me to do more with him.
Tomato Mask -- Parody of Tuxedo Mask using a tomato. He was supposed to represent all the works I had completed and as such was a joke. His inital purpose was to be in a parody I called "Celery Moon" but those plans went to the wayside.
Sailor Steeler -- Actually, this is a parody of the Steelers using the idea of a Sailor Scout. She represents the spirit of the team, and when she is strong, the Steelers will win.
Lita/Jupiter -- Jupiter's secret identity was Lita, and there was a wrestler named Lita. A silly pun.
Sailor Stephanie and Tuxedo Jericho -- Ever since 2000, it was clear that bookers (writers) were going to put them together, but when it finally happened, it was an utter mess. Still, I liked the idea of the two of them together, so I made this gif.

Fan Characters

These are not truly parody as though I used them for fun, they would eventually apppear in that fanfic I never finished.

Sailor Moon Neo -- She was my ace in the hole, deus-ex-machina I only sued on rare occasions. As much as I sometimes still want to get to her for completion's sake, I'm kind of glad I didn't, because she wasn't that great of a character storywise.
Nyx -- The fanfic character I never wrote. Her personality is completely different in the fanfic I tried to write. In the the skits, she was Luminara's rival and generally annoying characters. Instiution Nyx (and the whole Instiution deal) was a parody of WWF's Right To Censor, a group out to censor everything. And yes, she is supposed to be Sailor Moon gone bad. There's an explanation for it, although if you read closely enough you canfgigure out the gist of what happens.
Queen Serenity III -- This would be Rini grown up. It's iffy as far as canon goes. The image I used was manga drawing of a grown Rini (with a crown added in) and given that she is Neo-Queen Serenity's daughter, I would think she would be the third Queen. But my whole spin on her is completely made up. She was supposed to play a big role in the series that came after the one I was working on.
Aliana -- She's another fanfic character. She was supposed to be from the same species as Alan and Ann and comes to earth. A sweet girl, but playful and naive to a fault. She was that way in the skits, too, and often used Prnce Albert's hairy back as her personal carpet. (And I mean that in the most PG manner....nothing like THAT, sickos)
King of the Earth -- Note he was supposed to have succeeded Darien (a.k.a Tuxedo Mask), who was the former (and official) King of the Earth in the future, although as I said in his bio the title was more for show than anything. The image is just Future Trunks in the King's garb, although there was once this fanart that created an eerily similar prediction.

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Nangbaby

Re: And oh yeah...

from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 9th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
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Mostly Original Characters


Sara Phim -- Not really a parody character but my muse. If it weren't for Dogma, she was going to be Serendipity, but that movie had a muse (who was an angel) by that name, so I wanted to change it.

Represenations of me

Luminara -- I actually made up this character from scratch. I didn't want her to be the "pretend to be good" evil light entity but one who was evil outright, although she morphed into the villain with a soft spot for those kids. Her visual came from a Sailor Moon screenshot Now because of George Lucas creating a very minor Luninara Unduli, I'm in danger of getting sued by using her (He's really a prick when it comes to using his characters). Ironically there was supposed to be a lawsuit skit, but it was long before I heard about the plans for Episode 2.
Serena Briefs -- Just Bulma with different colored hair. Eventually phased out by...
Nangbaby's Shadow -- My first representation is that of a shadow, because I don't want people to know too much about me. Of course it has taken a life of its own.
Nangbaby -- Another representation of me. I don't think it looks like me all that much. I made it to make it a combination of what people think of when they see my name and a bit of ambiguity.

There's probably some icons I missed. Some I didn't cover because I made icons and did NOTHING with them, like Zach Randolph.

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